CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2000 |
Los Angeles schools Supt. Roy Romer on Thursday named the superintendent of the Little Lake City School District in Santa Fe Springs to be his only deputy. Maria Gutierrez Ott, a former bilingual specialist for the Los Angeles schools, will be in charge of instruction for the 711,000-student district and will report directly to Romer. The appointment completes the remake of the district's top administrative structure.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 2005 |
In a show of support for the city's school chief, the Los Angeles Board of Education announced late Tuesday night that it would allow Supt. Roy Romer to serve the final year of his contract. Faced with a Friday deadline on the matter, board members met in an unusual, late-night closed session Tuesday. At the end of the meeting, board President Marlene Canter read a statement announcing that Romer would remain and commended him for his work.
October 1, 2000
Recently a reporter read to me 10 student complaints in a row about overcrowding. Because of the length of the list, I said it sounded like whining (Sept. 25). That was a mistake. Their complaints are legitimate and I should have been more sensitive in replying. Am I concerned that many of our schools are overcrowded? You bet I am. Does it get in the way of the students being properly educated? Absolutely. This is why I have made it one of my highest priorities to aggressively search for solutions to find more space to meet these needs.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2001
Re "Board Narrowly OKs 15% Raises for Teachers," Feb. 28, and "L.A. Unified Reaches Deal With Officials on Pay Raises," March 8. Recently, the Los Angeles Board of Education voted 4 to 3 to raise teachers' salaries by 15%. Hallelujah! Isn't it about time? With many teachers quitting in their first four years, plus the terrible teacher shortage and the morale of teachers at an all-time low, this will give teachers a spiritual lift. As an English teacher with Los Angeles Unified School District for 36 years (retired '91)
August 13, 1998 |
Despite allegations that the JonBenet Ramsey investigation has been bungled, Gov. Roy Romer said Wednesday he will not appoint a special prosecutor because it would further hold up the nearly 20-month-old inquiry. Romer called a news conference after prosecutors met Wednesday with Boulder Dist. Atty. Alex Hunter. Romer said he believes Hunter will impanel a grand jury to investigate the slaying.
January 14, 1997 |
President Clinton on Monday picked Colorado Gov. Roy Romer to serve as the new general chairman of the Democratic National Committee. At the same time, Clinton tapped Massachusetts businessman and longtime Democratic activist Steven Grossman to serve as the DNC's national chairman and run the party's day-to-day operations, said two senior administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity.
February 5, 2005
Re "Teachers Union's Excess," editorial, Jan. 31: The Times is right to credit classroom teachers for recent gains in student achievement and for noting that we deserve a salary increase. Many teachers were hopeful when Roy Romer arrived in 2000. Their optimism has faded as Romer's priorities shifted. In 2002, the superintendent "saved" $70 million by adding two students to each class in grades 4 to 12, but spent an additional $73 million on district administrators. The number of Los Angeles Unified School District personnel paid more than $100,000 per year has increased from 130 in 1999 to 560 in 2003.
December 28, 1987 |
Gary Hart's re-entry into the presidential race has prompted Colorado Democratic leaders to consider drafting Gov. Roy Romer as a favorite-son candidate for the national convention, the Denver Post reported Sunday. Party sources told the Post that the strategy would allow some Democrats to duck the question of whether they support Hart. Additionally, a delegation not committed to one of the major candidates would have more clout at a convention where no single contender has overwhelming support.
March 13, 2011 |
I've served 10 years on the citizens committee that oversees the Los Angeles Unified School District's building program. As I leave that post, I've drawn one clear conclusion: Educators should not manage large school construction programs. Without an independent, professionally run school construction authority, taxpayers will never be protected from the kind of mismanagement chronicled in The Times' "Billions to Spend" series on the bungled building program of the Los Angeles Community College District, and in news articles more than a decade earlier about the Los Angeles Unified School District's Belmont fiasco.